Kinesiology students move the world!  They arrive on campus ready to immerse themselves in our rigorous curriculum and become engaged in our campus community.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities that will prepare them for the shifting landscape of Kinesiology and human movement professions. 

Our students go on to benefit the community in many ways as they work toward careers in Athletic Training, K-12 Physical Education/Adapted Physical Education, Fitness and Wellness, University Research and Education, and Sport Management, as well as within the broader Allied Health professions, including Physical and Occupational Therapy. 

Maintaining the strength of this exceptional program (we educate nearly 1000 majors) and ensuring its continuing impact in our communities requires the support of alumni and friends like you.

Your support can help the Department of Kinesiology continue its growth and fund priorities such as:

  • Student scholarships for research, conference travel, or international experience requirement;
  • The latest instructional materials and technology;
  • A High-Profile Kinesiology speakers bureau;
  • Physical Activity Program equipment (we teach over 7000 students each year with our activity program);
  • Faculty research equipment and travel

Please consider making a gift to the Department of Kinesiology

  • If donating through the University's "Give to SJSU", please designate "Department of Kinesiology" as the recipient so that your donation reaches us.
  • If you have any questions about making a donation to the Department of Kinesiology, feel free to contact Dr. Tamar Semerjian at 408-924-3069.

To contribute to the Department, you can do one of the following:

Donate online at  If you want to donate to a particular fund, click on the blue button below the picture, then click Choose a giving opportunity. A new window pops open. Type the name in the search bar at the top and the fund will pop up and you select it.

Donate via personal check

To donate via personal check, please make check payable to "Tower Foundationand reference in the memo section "Kinesiology." 

Checks may be sent to:

Attn: Jodi Mercer
Department of Kinesiology
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA  95192-0054